HotCoach saidI don't support the war and the logic of not supporting the war but supporting the troops fighting the war makes no sense to me.
I do support bringing them home NOW!
Check out MLK on troop support during Viet Nam. And despite what you read this is deja vu all over again. Only the cast has changed. The script remains the same.
War is always profitable for most of our major corporations, like Zerox.
Correct me if I am wrong...
1. You don't support the war.
2. You don't support the logic of not supporting the war
3. supporting the troops fighting the war makes no sense to you???
Wow! These young men and women are putting their lives on the line everyday so that you can have these opinions and you don't believe in supporting them?
I understand your support in bringing them home... I think we all can say we support that, but it doesn't seem that that will be happening any time soon. These men and women don't have a choice in being there. I'm sure they would rather be home with their families too. SINCE they don't have a choice and are away from their families trying to do their job for our county, we responsible humans (not just Americans) NEED to support these brave people! A very dear and close person to me lost a cousin fighting in this war. This war is real and we need to support our troops!
I'm sorry, we may not agree with the war BUT to say that you can not support the troops fighting the war is, in my humble opinion, very sad and inhuman.
"Those who don't know their history are condemned to repeat it."
We went through all this during the Viet Nam War but things were slightly different then. Almost all the troops were Drafted, something we all faced back then but no one has to now. Most didn't support the war either and some didn't even support the troops themselves, google "fragging". Then there were those who went voluntarily but became totally disilliusioned, google John Kerry.
These troops today are innocents sent to the slaughter by a military and now a President who should know better. Ah, I forgot. He's too young too! They are not protecting me or the US. Remember the 9/11 attacks were carried out by Saudis. Why are we killing innocent Afghanis? and innocent Iraqis for that matter. And in the end nothing will stop terrorists unless justice reigns in the world.
General McKristal is no differnt from General Westmoreland. Gimme more troops and we will win. Obama said Afghanistan isn't like Viet Nam in that V N had a home grown insurgency. Will WTF do you think the Taliban are? We supported them when they fought the Russians and we supported Osama bin-Laden too. The Viet Cong weren't supported by the entire population of S. Viet Nam just as the Taliban aren't supported by the entire population of Afghanistan. Yes, we see them as monsters, keeping women down (some will say we still do that here) and banning television!! God forbid!!!Life without television!
If the individual soldiers want to join and go fight that's their uneducated business. They are not heros but victims fed the same garbage we've been fed since Viet Nam. And I bet they'd rather come home then recieve a dandy card from another big, republican owned, corporation that makes millions suppling the Generals with zerox machines!
It cost us $1 million to keep 1 soldier in Afghanistan for 1 year. Bring them home and we'll give them half and put the other half to good use here. Infrastructure, schools, hospitals , AIDS research, research of all kinds, access to good health care like in Europe, and free universal higher education for all Americans. Wouldn't that be something? Americans learning history,( and law, and government, and ethics, etc). Maybe then we wouldn't be condemmed to repeat it.
Send your cards but send a letter to the President to BRING THEM HOME! And while you're at it remind him of DADT and DOM. Still nothing on that front.
Peace and Love